Dermal fillers have become one of the most popular cosmetic treatments available, thanks to their ability to smooth away lines and wrinkles and restore youthful volume to the mid-face. However, one of the most common questions about fillers is, “How can I make them last longer?”
One answer to that common question is to choose a longer-lasting filler such as Sculptra®, which works a little differently than other types of dermal fillers.
What Is Sculptra?
Sculptra is an FDA-approved dermal filler that consists of poly-L-lactic acid, a non-toxic, biodegradable substance that has been used for decades in dissolvable sutures. Most notably, poly-L-lactic acid acts as a collagen stimulator, gradually increasing the amount of collagen in your skin. Collagen is an important protein that gives your skin its firm, youthful structure.
What Makes Sculptra Different from Other Fillers?
Because of its ability to stimulate collagen, Sculptra is different from other dermal fillers that work by temporarily “plumping” the skin from the inside out. Once hyaluronic acid fillers, for example, are fully broken down by your body, their effects diminish with them.
Sculptra provides much longer-lasting effects because it has the ability to boost your skin’s own collagen production, a vital anti-aging component to smooth away lines and wrinkles and restore facial volume, even after the product itself has worn away.
How Long Do Sculptra Results Last?
Sculptra results can last for at least two years. Compare this to the average 6 to 8 months for most first time hyaluronic acid filler users and 12 to 18 months for those who get treated more frequently. It is easy to see the benefits of choosing long-lasting Sculptra.
If you still have questions about the right type of dermal filler for you, call our Sacramento office at 916-983-9895 or contact us online to schedule a consultation with one of our renowned skincare professionals.